Miriam Nørgaard, Mette Høst Hansen, Tomas Radoor
Nordisk Film Production in collaboration with Growing Stories
The Liberation is inspired by true events and depicts a sensitive chapter in the history of
Denmark: The handling of approximately 250 thousand German refugees who came to Denmark right before the country’s liberation in the spring of 1945. When a folk high school is turned into an internment camp for 500 German refugees, the headmaster’s family is thrust into an impossible dilemma. Should they go against the Danes´ anti-German sentiment and help the refugees – or stand firm against the resistance against the Germans?
Anders Walter kickstarted his career by winning an Academy Award for the short film Helium (2014). After this, he directed the American feature film I Kill Giants (2017). Walter has both written and directed The Liberation, which is his first Danish feature.